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August 18th, 2014
Decatur’s Kekionga Festival, the annual celebraton of the heratige of Decatur and Adams County, will begin Wednesday evening with a praise and worship service at 7 p.m. and will continue throughout the upcoming weekend.
Taste of Decatur
This year’s Taste of Decatur event will be held from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Riverside Center in conjunction with the festival.
Food and fun was on the agenda at the Summer’s End Street Festival held Saturday in Geneva. Heaven Elder, enjoyed some corn on the cob during her visit. A beer garden, kid’s zone and live music were also part of the festival.
The 23rd annual Wiffleball tournament was held over the weekend in Wren, with MKS Siding pulling off a three-peat victory as they edged out The Eager Beavers to take the championship. Shown is the junior championship game between Am Fam and The Metal Heads, with Am Fam taking the junior championship.
Thirty minutes into a Thursday morning Community Development Day program at the Indiana State Fair, hosted by Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann, a contingent representing the city of Decatur got the bad news: Decatur’s bid for a Stellar Communities grant had not been successful.
Decatur was one of six finalists for a multi-million dollar grant from the Stellar Communities group. In the end, grants were awarded to the cities of Huntingburg and Wabash.
The Adams County Regional Sewer District’s board of directors on Thursday evening took its most definitive step to date in spelling out guidelines and requirements for hooking into the county’s first-ever rural sewage collection system.
Due to apparent confusion between state election officials and county clerk of courts offices across Indiana, the deadline for filing petitions of candidacy for local school board seats was incorrect as listed in this and other newspapers earlier this week.
The correct deadline for local school board candidates to submit their petitions to the Adams County Clerk of Courts office is noon Aug. 22, according to County Clerk Gayla Reinhart.
Two recipients of Stellar Communities grants were announced this morning at the Indiana State Fair, and the city of Decatur was not among those recipients.
Awarded grants were the cities of Huntingburg and Wabash.
"We're very disappointed, but not deterred from moving ahead with our plan," Mayor John Schultz said in a phone conversation immediately following the announcement. "Maybe we'll be back here at the state fair next year."
The North Adams Community Schools’ board of education on Tuesday gave its approval for the publication of a 2015 operating budget that Business Manager Larry Carty said will “be very close” to the approximately $21 million budget approved by the state one year earlier.
Adams County Traffic Safety Partnership Coordinator Dio Hernandez has a message for motorists: Drive sober or get pulled over.
Law enforcement officers in the county are cracking down on impaired driving through the upcoming Labor Day weekend, with a zero tolerance approach for anyone attempting to drive while impaired. Officers will be working overtime to identify and apprehend those who disregard this message, Hernandez said. Drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be immediately arrested and taken to jail.
Adams County Engineer and newly appointed Highway Department Superintendent Tim Barkey appeared before Adams County Council Tuesday morning to ask their approval of a restructuring of the highway department staff. Councilors, however, were not too keen on Barkey’s desire to create two assistant supervisor positions for the department.